Very aromatic with cassis and stone character that follows through to a medium to full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Fine texture. Try in 2022.
Tasted blind. Pale rim. Thick and a little heavy and slightly rustic in terms of tannin quality. Solid representation of Pauillac but not the most exciting one. Good fruit density. I may be under scoring this. Long…
Solidly built, with a core of cassis, plum and anise that builds nicely, backed by brambly grip and a well-buried iron note. The finish is a bit rugged, but the fruit and minerality pump throughout in unison. Should round into form with cellaring. Best from 2019 through 2029. 6,250 cases made.
Made by the same winemaking team as Grand-Puy-Lacoste, this is produced on sandier soils and is generally lighter in style. Elegant and forward, with plenty of perfume, bright acidity and medium weight tannins, it's a fresh, refined Pauillac that gets weightier in the glass.
The Château Haut-Batailley 2014 is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot picked between 25 September and 9 October at 33hl/ha. The nose seems to revel in that Cabernet Sauvignon: sensual black fruit on the nose mixed with minerals and incense aromas. It offers knockout precision. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin that are enveloped in pure black cherry fruit mixed with blueberry and even hints of orange rind. There is already plenty of energy coiled up in this Haut-Batailley – a splendid Pauillac in the making. Drink: 2019-2032.
A young wine with presence and finesse showing firm tannins, a medium to full body and a persistent finish. Fine texture.
Lots of energy here. Intense purple fruit, and lots of richness. Spicy fruit. Lots of richness and life. Very glossy and fills the palate. Very racy - like a racehorse. No excess of acid or dry tannins. Very neat and charming. Great clarity of purpose. Drink 2022-2034